Yarding 2780 Change -280
All the regular export processors plus feeder operators and trade buyers were in attendance and operating along with a larger lineup of restocker buyers.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lifted in price by 7c to 8c/kg and more in places. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers and heifers to feed generally sold to strong demand.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background averaged 7c to 9c/kg better.
The increased number of bullocks penned received very little change in price.
However most classes of cows sold to a dearer trend with improvements of 2c to 9c/kg, with plain condition classes improving the most.
Yearling steers under 200kg made to 473.2c to average 449c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg averaged 442c and made to 474.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 446c to average 412c, and medium weights averaged 389c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 392.2c to average 384c/kg.
Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 446c to average 409c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg average 405c and made to 443c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 372c and made to 398c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 379c and made to 382c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 324c, and the bullock portion 333c with sales to 341.2c/kg. Poor condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 257c and made to 263.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 254c and made to 264c/kg.
Good heavy cows averaged 289c with the occasional sale to 299.2c/kg.
Heavy bulls made to 319c/kg.
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A large attendance of buyers today with a strong market right through and a quality line of cattle were presented. There were some excellent lines of weaner steers and heifers with some very spirited bidding.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 302c/kg, highest 346c/kg, Av 328c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 382c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 234c/kg, highest 240c/kg, Av 238c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 235c/kg, highest 263c/kg, Av 257c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 274c/kg, highest 299c/kg, Av 288c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 302c/kg, highest 318c/kg, Av 311c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 322c/kg, highest 341c/kg, Av 333c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 396c/kg, highest 473c/kg, Av 448c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 474c/kg, Av 441c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 371c/kg, highest 392c/kg, Av 384c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 321c/kg, highest 321c/kg, Av 321c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 360c/kg, highest 446c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 360c/kg, highest 443c/kg, Av 405c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 356c/kg, highest 392c/kg, Av 371c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 382c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 279c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 279c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 272c/kg, highest 319c/kg, Av 290c/kg
Simmental Cows sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processors 293.2c/kg, 711kg, $2085.
Brahman Cows sold by Two Spirits Pastoral of Kingaroy to processors 297.2c/kg, 645kg, $1916.
Hereford X Steers sold by CW, EM & LM Hartwig of Wandoan to processors 334.2c/kg, 666kg, $2228.
Hereford Steers sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 341.2c/kg, 602kg, $2054.
Santa X Steers sold by C, S & J Davies Family Trust of Chinchilla to feedlotters 390.2c/kg, 390kg, $1524.
Hereford X Heifers sold by CW, EM & LM Hartwig of Wandoan to processors 382.2c/kg, 411kg, $1573.
Santa Yearling Steers sold by DR & PL Cameron of Moonie to restockers 462.2c/kg, 251kg, $1160.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Moree to restockers 418.2c/kg, 325kg, $1360.
Santa Yearling Heifers sold by DR & PL Cameron of Moonie to restockers 435.2c/kg, 260kg, $1131.
Angus & Angus Yearling Heifers sold by AR & KD Mills of Moree to feedlotters 382.2c/kg, 382kg, $1461.
Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural